MSc Applied Neuropsychology

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Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Open to international students Yes
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

This MSc is a collaboration between the School of Experimental Psychology within the University and the Department of Neuropsychology within North Bristol NHS Trust. The degree provides you with training in clinical neuropsychology and a substantial portion of taught content is provided by clinicians working within the NHS. In addition to taught content, the degree also involves a research project. Many of the programme units are provided in a block format, over a single week.

This MSc is suitable for students intending to become clinical psychologists, as well as those who wish to pursue a career involving contact with patients with neuropsychological deficits (eg head injury, dementia, stroke, rehabilitation). It also provides an excellent grounding for students wishing to move on to further academic research through a PhD.

The programme content includes the principles of assessment within clinical and neuropsychology, coverage of a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies affecting the brain, techniques for studying the human brain, principles of treatment and rehabilitation following brain damage. The programme focuses on evidence-based practice within a clinical context. There is a comprehensive range of additional structured tutorials in which students can discuss clinical practice issues with several subject matter experts working within the NHS.

A novel feature of our clinical training is that all lectures are broadcast live online, so some can be viewed without having to travel to lecture theatres. In addition, all lectures are recorded and can be replayed at any time. Students will have access to a large range of recorded clinical case reviews, which supplement the learning experience.

Fees for 2017/18

UK/EU: full-time
£10,200 per annum
UK/EU: part-time
£5,100 per annum
Overseas: full-time
£19,900 per annum

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Functional Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience Methods and Issues in Neuropsychology (30 credits)
    • Part A: Issues in Neuropsychology
    • Part B: Functional Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience Methods
  • Applied Clinical Neuropsychology and Principles of Assessment (30 credits)
    • Part A: Assessment in Clinical Neuropsychology
    • Part B: Applied Neuropsychology
  • Development, Rehabilitation and Evidence-based Neuropsychology and Principles of Clinical Statistics (30 credits)
    • Part A: Development and Rehabilitation
    • Part B: Evidence-Based Neuropsychology
  • Theoretical and Clinical Neuropsychology (30 credits)
    • Part A: Clinical Neuropsychology in Practice
    • Part B: Theoretical Neuropsychology
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology, or a closely related discipline (eg neuroscience, clinical psychology). Some clinical experience is preferable, though not essential. Previous professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements given above. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.


This degree supports those who wish to pursue a career in clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology. It delivers core skills that will enhance prospects of employment as an assistant psychologist, applications to undertake training in clinical psychology and those who wish to undertake clinical research in an academic environment.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Applications are now closed for this programme.

International students

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REF 2014 results

  • 43% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 37% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 18% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Charlotte Powell Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email:

School of Experimental Psychology
12a Priory Road
Bristol BS8 1TU


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